Feb. 14, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern men’s soccer team spent the morning of Feb. 9 spinning for a good cause at the annual Cycle for Survival fundraiser event held at the Equinox gym in the Chicago loop.
Founded by Northwestern soccer alumnus, David Linn, and his wife, Jennifer, this is a cause that is very important to the Wildcats as the event helps fund research and raise awareness for rare cancers. Jennifer was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2004 and passed away in 2011 but Cycle for Survival is a way for NU men’s soccer to honor Jennifer’s legacy.
The high-energy morning began at 8 a.m. as Wildcats, past and present, from the men’s and women’s soccer teams, lacrosse and field hockey programs took to their bikes. The event ran until noon and featured speeches from NU men’s soccer coach Tim Lenahan, Northwestern men’s basketball coach Chris Collins (who went to college at Duke with Jennifer Linn) and inspirational stories from cancer survivors along with family members of those affected by cancer.
The NU men’s soccer team, Northwestern field hockey team, Loyola men’s soccer team (coached by former NU associate head coach Neil Jones
) and University of Chicago men’s soccer team (led by former NU assistant coach Mike Babst
) joined together to raise nearly $23,000 for this noteworthy cause.
Be sure to check out the video at the top of the page from the 2014 Cycle for Survival.
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